Journalist, author and Washington D.C. insider, Sally Quinn is the founding editor of OnFaith.co, a religion website. It is a spin-off of “On Faith”, which was an interactive feature on religion at The Washington Post which she founded eight years ago. As editor-in-chief of On Faith, Quinn hosted a panel of renowned religious scholars of all denominations, making On Faith the first worldwide, interactive discussion about religion and its impact on global life.
While researching an article about religion in Washington prior to the 2000 presidential campaign, Quinn noticed that while religion had an enormous influence on worldwide politics, it was a taboo subject in our nation’s capital. Following 9/11, Quinn’s interest in religion grew and her passion to understand it from a personal and political perspective took on new urgency and focus.
Over the last decade, Quinn has pursued a religious education with the same drive and rigor she once gave to politics. Leveraging her rolodex from 30 years as a columnist, she sought out spiritual mentorship from religious leaders and scholars such as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Karen Armstrong, Sister Joan Chittister and John Esposito. To gain emotional and spiritual perspective, she traveled to many of the world’s holy sites in Rome, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Tibet, Delhi, Cairo, Ethiopia and Istanbul, and began attending several religious services and ceremonies a week at churches, temples and mosques.
Quinn has written four books: “We’re Going to Make You a Star,” about her short-lived experience as a co-anchor for “CBS Morning News”; “Regrets Only,” her first novel; “Happy Endings,” its sequel, and “The Party,” in which Quinn offers an insider’s look at Washington entertaining and a personal view of the value of friendship. She is currently working on a spiritual memoir entitled “Finding Magic” that will publish in September 2017.
Quinn was married to the late Benjamin Bradlee, former editor of The Washington Post, and has one son,